Kávovar by Kamil Kurka

August 9, 2009

I tried to design coffee maker which is easy to use and maintain. My aim was to use smooth simple surfaces and only few buttons you really need. The whole shape of the coffee maker is based on spherical surfaces and their intersection, whereas the result evokes “sliced apple”. Contrast graphic applied on the body surface emphasize contours and control buttons.

The contrast surface can be done in luxury black & white glossy finish or in a range of colors that gives it modern and fresh look.

Metal plate equipped drip tray, attached to the body is removable for better cleaning.

On the front panel there are power, volume and froth control button. There is a release button for the drip tray and coffee capsule drawer on the side of the coffee maker. Water reservoir is accessible from the top of the machine.

This concept was hand sketched on the paper and then modeled in Rhinoceros, rendered in Vray.

I would be glad if I could continue on this project in cooperation with an manufacturer.



Drinking tea is a special time. Unlike coffee, where things are rushed at a breakneck speed, drinking tea is a time of introspection, and meditation. It is personal, spiritual and ceremonial.

The Zygo teapot draws on these qualities to enhance the tea experience. The delicate yet sturdy ceramic frame embraces the stainless steel sphere in an engaging juxtaposition of form, surface, and material.


Birch-wood Coffee Set

August 9, 2009

Andrea Branzi’s silver and birch-wood coffee set was our favourite thing at Design Art London, which took place last month. It isn’t new, but we’ve only just laid our hands on some pictures to show you. Instead of polishing the silver, Branzi dipped it in acid, giving the already thin material an incredibly delicate aesthetic. The silver is joined to the flaky birch wood handles with tiny metal screws. Designed by Branzi in 1995, only two of the 25-piece coffee sets have been made. They are available through Brussels-based Galerie Dewindt, along with the Italian designer’s birch-wood and silver vases, teapots and cups.

Designer: Andrea Branzi


Here’s how to make your fix:
Water in the bottom cup boils over a stove and rises up to the mid-section. This section also acts like a filter and is the place you keep the tealeaves. After you’re done with the brewing, just pour the drink straight up from Enso.


Creative Tea Drinking

August 9, 2009

Add the loose tealeaves to the glass container and pop the cap on it and load it into the water filled kettle. Place your turtle kettle on the stove, set the timer on the cap, and wait for the ring. The glass container has very small machined holes so that the tea can be infused properly without moving about in the water. So after when you pour your tea to drink it, you won’t be sucking in the bits of tea leaves.

To boil water simply slap on the cap without plugging in the glass container and wait for the whistle to sound.

Made from ceramic, the kettle features a side window that lets you keep a check on the water levels of the container. The handle and timer cap is made out of a heat resistant phenolic plastic, making them easy to handle when hot.

A cute, new way to brew the cuppa!

Designer: Andrew Zheng


“Kahva” Coffee Maker

August 9, 2009

Cofee making magic

I remember hearing as a child a quote that is most often attributed to Sir Isaac Newton; “what goes up. must come down…” Newton may not have said those very words, but his simple premise should be enough to debunk the black magic involved with this gravity defying coffee maker by Lina Fischer. In clear violation of the laws of gravity, this bean brewer seems to lift the boiling water up into its ceiling and magically dispense hot, life affirming black magic to an awed audiences. The “Kahva” has a clean hour glass silhouette and reminds us that all good things come in time and through dark-arts sorcery…

Designer: Lina Fischer

How to use it:

1. Fill the double-coated glass container with water and put the desired amount of coffee into the upper brewing unit.

2. Bring the water to boil by using the induction powered table station or any other heating device.

3. Watch the hot water flowing upwards into the brewing unit due to the rising air-pressure. Listen to the bubbling noise and smell the aroma of coffee. Let it brew for a few minutes.

4. Switch of the heating device and watch the brewed coffee emerge in the glass container, quickly drawn back through a filter by a vacuum witch has been created by the cooling.

5. Open Kahva by turning the grip and pour some fully aromatic, mocha-style coffee directly into your cup. Enjoy!


Alisson W. Stroher

August 9, 2009

IMO Coffee Maker

The coffee Imo was developed to stimulate the consumption of coffee among the young audience through the design of the product.
The modern style, the bisociation of compact form with the different way to serve the drink through an articulated arm, features a jovial language, proposing a new experience for the user to serve the coffee.

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